Re: [Histonet] Whole Slide Imaging
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From: "Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology"
"we in the UK tend to have to pay £1 for $1 and I don't know why; History
Channel told me it was about 'lend lease' and some unfair bargaining after
the 2nd World War by the Americans; is that true?"
When I was growing up in North London in the 50's and early 60's, the excuse
for high prices was "we still have the debt from the first world war". I'm
sure that in negotiations after WW2, the US bargained for its own national
interest, as did the US (and Canada, and France, and .......). However, I
don't think British economic policy has much to do with what happened during
negotiations over who won the war 60 years ago, pre-EU.
I suspect the real reason for British pound for dollar costs is commercial
greed and taxes. Commercial greed is otherwise known as pricing according
to "what the market will bear", or "gouge the buggers for every penny=20
they've got". As for taxes, well... bureaucracy costs and the UK has one
hell of a bureaucracy from what I recall before I emigrated.
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